I was sad to read of Dan Fogelberg's death when I logged on to CNN.com this morning. It's selfish of me, of course, but it seems particularly doleful coming at the holiday season.
His "Some Other Auld Lang Syne" has always been a bit of an anthem for absent friends, old romances and otherwise, even though its narrative focuses on bumping into and catching up with an old lover on Christmas Eve.
I was a little late to the table in listening to Fogelberg. He was singer my girlfriends listened to at first, those sweet, sentimental lyrics tugging at their heartstrings.
I bought a best of album in the '80s as friends and I drifted apart and listened a lot to "Some Other Auld Lang Syne" as well as "Leader of the Band" and "Run For the Roses."
His tunes were a big part of the soundtrack of my life.
And now "the snow turns into rain."